Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division is offering an exciting opportunity to work with world leaders in science, and be a part of a team that will advance science and influence the world. The Department Head of Research Support and Infrastructure Services will provide leadership for a range of complex and competing projects supporting our research divisions and infrastructure needs. You will manage projects from the conceptual phase through planning, engineering, procurement, execution, commissioning, and close-out. As a key member of the Facility Division leadership team, you have direct line management responsibility for the delivery of 10-20 projects valued from $250K-$3M in three distinct areas: Science/Experimental Projects, General Plant Projects, and Asset Lifecycle projects. You are responsible for the line management of project team members including project managers, construction managers, and project coordinators. You will be responsible for the successful completion of the project including managing design and construction subcontracts and meeting project cost, schedule, and safety goals.
Berkeley Lab is located above UC Berkeley, on 202 acres that house over two million square feet of state-of-the-art scientific centers and support facilities. The Lab's mission encompasses many scientific fields, and its buildings include supercomputing facilities, genetic sequencing labs, laser labs, microscope facilities, and office complexes. Thirteen Nobel Prizes have been associated with Berkeley Lab.
Participate in strategic planning for the FAC Division to identify and prioritize asset lifecycle projects in alignment with Laboratory priorities and objectives. Develop, maintain and execute an annual project plan and schedule.
Partner with Laboratory Research Divisions to identify and prioritize science / experimental projects in alignment with the Annual Laboratory Plan; integrate into annual project plan and schedule; coordinate FAC resources necessary to execute planned projects including engineering, operations, and maintenance.
Manage small and complex asset lifecycle and science / experimental projects from the conceptual phase through planning, engineering, procurement, execution, commissioning, and close-out. Conduct reviews of relevant factors, analysis, and recommendations based on scope, complexity, and operational needs.
Provide leadership/supervision for assigned staff, ensuring technical and operational activities of the group including budgets, funding, workforce planning, Human Resource activities, Environmental, Safety and Health (EHS) and Facilities and other staff and subcontractors understand and follow all safety requirements on all projects. Manage direct reports' performance by providing clear deliverables and metrics. Address safety, performance, and conduct issues in a timely manner.
Expert advisor on project activity with internal scientific customer division and represent the Laboratory on project matters external stakeholders to achieve customer needs.
Establish project management procedures and tools that provide a graded approach to project management, align with Laboratory policies, and optimize enterprise systems used by Project and Infrastructure Management Division (PIMD). Exercise judgment within a range of procedures, practices, and policies to determine appropriate actions based on a graded approach to project management.
Oversee the planning and development of project schedule and budget and the development, preparation, and implementation of project plans.
Proactively seek out customer needs as they pertain to the project management services. Develop a full understanding and accept ownership of those needs, seek relevant solutions which meet all requirements, and follow up to ensure that the customer is satisfied.
Manage and control contractual commitments to assure that all work is being performed in accordance with the specifications, drawings, and terms of the subcontract. Review and approve project forecasts, schedules, cost estimates, financial reports. Establish and control the budget for project costs. Partner with Procurement to improve Laboratory contracts on an ongoing basis.
Formulate and recommend management policies, plans, and programs that are in concert with the Facilities Division mission and institutional goals of the Laboratory. Establish, implement and maintain quality assurance procedures to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
Promote the integration of all dimensions of Laboratory Operations within project execution.
Participate in activities throughout the DOE complex to further project management processes and to exchange lessons learned.
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering or professional certification in Construction, Project Management or a related field or equivalent relevant experience with 15+ years in construction facilities project management with significant performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, and budgeting or a combination of education and/or experience.
Significant experience leading a diverse team that would include contractors and/or subcontractors on projects. Provide project staff with performance expectations, guidance, and training to ensure customers are provided with quality, comprehensive and effective services/deliverables. Ability to delegate assignments to project team members.
Proven experience developing and managing budgets and schedules, developing project scope documents, and coordinating/managing project delivery, including team assignments and technical quality.
Extensive experience with and use of industry recognized computer project management software and managing projects with understanding and utilizing certified EVMS techniques.
Extensive experience applying analytical and problem-solving skills to complex problems. Demonstrated ability to take initiative, use sound judgment, and provide solutions to ensure results.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with a wide range of groups and individuals. Excellent collaboration skills and ability to effectively interact with people at all levels, internal and external to the organization. Ability to effectively interact, and communicate with a variety of project staff. Excellent interpersonal skills with a customer-focus approach. Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team. Proven planning, prioritization, and organizational skills. Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once.
Excellent proposal development, presentation, and client relationship skills.
Expert knowledge and skills applying the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and applicable DOE Orders for project management, including Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) concepts.
MS Project, Primavera, and/or other project management system experience.
The Department Head of Research Support and Infrastructure Services is a career position that is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Laboratory Director, and this appointment is at will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.